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are taking center stage in light of the tragedy in newtown. there's also additional attention to the access to mental health. lowell melser joins us with more. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic. >> the baltimore county police chief james johnson who also chairs the national partnership to prevent gun violence highlights what many officials around the state are feeling just days after the shootings in newtown, conn. and now the same elected officials are calling for new gun control laws. >> we must take immediate action to pursue reasonable gun safety legislation, not only in our state, but in our nation. >> over in county -- howard county, the county executive has pledged to look closer at school safety and mental health. he also supports looking at the current gun laws. >> hopefully we can agree there are basic steps that should be taken to ensure that people are responsible in owning a weapon and taking a look at what kinds of weapons are appropriate to be on the streets. >> senator mark -- senator barbara mikulski has weighed in as well, calling for a two-step approach, looking
? leaders have reacted to the shooting earlier this month at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. there are reports that the mother of gunman adam lanza may have been seeking treatment for her son, but details of his mental health history are unknown. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc cha
and it appears those numbers are on the rise. the bushmaster rival adam lanza used in the newtown killings was legally owned and registered to his mother, nancy lanza. she was also a victim of her son from a murderous rampage. police say he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary and shooting 20 schoolchildren and six female educators. gun sales are on the increase. according to maryland state police, and in november there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed. >> we are projecting over 8200 purchase applications for december to be processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed and at the end of 2012, state police project at least 62,000 will be handled. troopers will not speculate on why, but some reasons are apparent. the holiday season, high-profile crimes, and lawmakers who advocate measures to change on lot. >> i think when people see school children slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> according to fbi crime statistics, last year maryland had 398 murders. to hundred 62 were committ
across the state have stepped up to fill in so every police officer from newtown could spend christmas at homes with their families. they have been working nonstop since the shooting that left 20 students and six others dead. dozens are trying to help come for the community. the group passed out free hot chocolate to children on christmas eve. while many americans celebrated at home, some were outdoors and a few were far away. for so it was a welcome relief for a day to rest before tomorrow. >> some of us had to work today, but not everyone. mother nature helped santa claus deliver a white christmas, from new england, to the hills of colorado, a winter wonderland for people of all ages. and there for a friends, too. after a last-minute frenzy in malls across america -- >> i am not going over my limit. >> american settled down for christmas. some will come to the holiday inn church, giving prayer's and thanks with their family. for americans in afghanistan, at a christmas feast with a reminder of life back in the states and the loved ones they left behind. >> i do feel homesick. >> i mi
in newtown. >> two people face charges after assaulting a bus driver. they wrestled to the bus driver while riding the 39 around 5:00 p.m. late friday afternoon, investigators said. they have been taken into custody on multiple charges including first and second- degree assault and the use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure. >> police made an arrest in a weekend shooting outside a charles village pub. this is the second shooting in that area in late night hours while the bars are letting out in the last couple of months. we have the latest. >> police tell us that this story is a prime example of why alcohol and firearms to not mix. francis kang was intoxicated when he shot into a group of people in the early morning hours sunday in downtown towson and where he was licensed to have a handgun. he was not permitted to carry it. >> i had -- the guy had have followed on drinking at a location all night and he happened to have a permit. it was unlawful. he should not have had the gun at that location. it was only for its business that he owns. he chose to pull that out and use it because
streams in for the grief-stricken community of newtown, connecticut yes you did, yes you did. no i didn't, no i didn't. yes you did, yes you did. no i didn't, no i didn't. yes you did. did not. [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get an 8 piece meal now with a dozen delicious cookies baked in-store. the kfc festive feast. all for just $19.99. today tastes so good. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> the painful tobias continue in connecticut. a local family held a funeral service for their little girl. josephine was born in maryland. killed inside sandy hook elementary school. the family says she will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and love of the baltimore ravens. mourners were asked to wear purple in her honor. josephine had been diagnosed with autism. you can donate to the address on your screen. be sure to specify your contribution is in memory of josephine gay. donations have poured in from all over the globe after the school shooting. united way has collected more than $2.5 million for the official memorial fund. private fund-ra
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